Who We Are
Mission and Vision
Tulsa Public Schools is the destination for extraordinary educators who work with our community and families to ignite the joy of learning and prepare every student for the greatest success in college, careers and life. Our mission is to inspire and prepare every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and make positive contributions to our world.
Whole Child Promise
Educating the whole child means supporting not only academic growth, but also ensuring that students have strong social emotional skills, participate in the fine arts, and explore diverse experiences and viewpoints. Our students learn to be responsible decision-makers who know how to manage their emotions, build relationships, and set and achieve goals.
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
Our schools offer 70+ career and technology education programs in which students can earn industry certifications.Through our partnership with Tulsa Community College, high school students can graduate with college credits. Our 12 high schools provide 100+ Advanced Placement courses with rigorous college-level content.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Our early childhood classrooms provide joyful, purposeful play environments that engage students through exploration, inquiry and conversation to build language, literacy, and math skills. Students also develop social emotional skills; learning to understand and manage emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
NEighborhood Schools Experience
Great schools are the hearts of thriving communities. Our neighborhood schools have served generations of Tulsans; each school with its own unique traditions and educational approaches. Our 76 schools offer safe and welcoming learning communities that meet the needs of every kind of learner.
INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITIES
We know that all children thrive within a diversity of experiences and perspectives that reflect the world outside of the classroom. We believe that Black and Brown lives matter and that living our values requires working actively to dismantle systems of racial oppression. We celebrate and affirm every individual regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or country of origin.